Archive for January 2014

HOMEWORK CHART

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 7.9  Create your own worksheet: 6 problems with an answer key.  Neatness counts!  Study Link 7.11
Writing  Revise essay, adding examples, details, and elaboration  Revise essay, adding examples, details, and elaboration  Publish essay!!!
Science (315)  Investigation A:  Onion CellsComplete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.   Investigation B:  VolvoxComplete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and wor in reading log.   Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and  for an average of 30 minutes daily over the weekend.Reading Logs due Monday.

Dear Parents,

  • We desperately need paper towel, antibacterial wipes, looseleaf paper, and hand sanitizer.
  • January book reports are due January 30.  This month students are required to give an Oral Report on a book they have finished reading:

 

Oral Report:  The student will give a 2-4 minute presentation on the book.  Share with the class the setting, characters, and plot of the book.  Let us know why you chose the book and what audience you think would best like the book.  If needed, you may use note card (with a small point deduction).  Be sure to mention the title and author.  Points will come off if it is too short or too long. (30 pts. possible)

 

 

1 pt.                 Title

1 pt.                 Author

0-5 pts.            Setting (time and place)

0-5 pts.            Characters (give a description of the main characters)

0-10 pts.          Plot (What happens?  Is there a problem?  How is it fixed?)

0-2 pts.            Why you chose the book

0-2 pts.            Recommendation (Who do you think would like this book?)

0-4 pts.            Presentation Style (Can everyone hear you?  Are you making eye contact?  Are you reading from notes?  Have you practiced?)

  • 5th grade classes will rotate this week.  I will teach science to room 315.

 

Here is an overview of what we will be doing this week in our CORE SUBJECTS:

Reader’s Workshop

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

This week, students will continue working in Guided Reading groups reading fiction novels.  Skills we will work on include:  using context clues, drawing conclusions, and summarizing with main idea/details of text.

Also, students will be responsible for composing a Reader’s Letter for a grade.  Please see the Rubrics tab for a Reader’s Response rubric so you may see how I assess the letters.  LETTERS MUST BE COMPLETED IN CLASS— this is not homework.

Please make sure students are reading independently at home.  They should be doing this every night and recording information in their reading logs.  Please help me by monitoring their progress and contact me with any concerns.

Reading Skill:  Lift a Line-Students will select text details from the story and elaborate on their thinking about the text.

Scholastic S.C.O.P.E.- This week we will explore the central ideas and text evidence that supports the ideas in the story titled, “Superbugs”  Students will respond to a writing prompt and provide text evidence to support their writing.

Writer’s Workshop-

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

This week students will continue to develop their writings for Persuasive essays.  they will use the standard 5 paragraph format.

G.U.M.-  In grammar, usage, and mechanics we will identify personal, compound, and possessive nouns in a sentence.

Math-

 

This week we will focus on Lesson 7.7-7.9  We will add and subtract positive and negative numbers.

 

Science (room 315)

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

 

This week room 315 will have Science.  We will continue work in our unit:  Microworlds.

Investigation E:  Types of Slides

Investigation F:  What Is It?

Notebooks are due on Thursday.

HOMEWORK CHART

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math  Study Link 7.7 Math Journal pages 236-237  Study Link 7.8
Writing  Develop concluding paragraph  Finish and hand in a final concluding paragraph for assessment  Work on your first draft, bringing together intro, body, and concluding paras.
Science (315)  Investigation F:  Different Types Of Slides Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.  Investigation G:  What Is It?Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment. Investigation G:  What Is It?Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.  
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Lift a Line Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Lift a Line Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and  for an average of 30 minutes daily over the weekend.Reading Logs due Monday.  

HOMEWORK CHART

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 7.4  Math Journal page 223  Study Link 7.5  Study Link 7.6  Study Link 7.7
Writing  Finish and hand in a final introductory paragraph for assessment  Work on your body paragraphs, adding persuasive language  Work on your body paragraphs, adding persuasive language
Science (312)   Investigation F:  Different Types Of Slides Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.  Investigation G:  What Is It?

Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.

Investigation G:  What Is It?Complete 7-10 sentence conclusion of experiment.  NOTEBOOKS DUE FOR GRADING
Reading  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Lift a Line  Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Lift a Line Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Lift a Line Read for a minimum of 30 minutes and work in reading log:  Lift a Line  Read for an average of 30 minutes daily over the weekend.Reading Logs due Monday.